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Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 06-08-2010)
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-27-2012 23:50:33 | More by GRG1313
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Buick222

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-24-2012 19:25:33 | More by Buick222
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.58/5  rDev +19%

Pours a clear gold with nice white head and lacing.

The smell is of citrus, caramel, and toast.

The taste is a little sweet with a big burnt caramel and orange peel bitterness. Maltier than I expected but I can't believe how well it works in the favor of this one as I usually don't care for that style.

Heavy on the caramel malts for sure but it balances the hops so well. Medium mouth feel and goes down so well. Easy drinking so make sure to grab two. I couldn't find any dating though which I could be blind or it could just be a negative.

05-09-2012 22:52:38 | More by Eriktheipaman
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-03-2012 20:44:38 | More by nickfl
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FeliciousDoyle

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-03-2012 05:43:15 | More by FeliciousDoyle
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Gilmango

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-02-2012 04:28:24 | More by Gilmango
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rawfish

California

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Pours a hazy honey gold with a nice fluffy cream colored head, about 2 and a half fingers high. Decent retention and lots of messy uneven lacing left on the glass.

Quite muted but pleasant. Citrus and pine, herbal dankness with some wet forest floor and vegetative aromas. A lot of centennial and citra in the nose. Honey malt breaks through enough to blend with the orange peel to liven it up a bit.

Honey malts are relatively in balance with the hops and do a good job keeping the sweetness down. Pine and citrus hop presence that keeps in step with the nose. Some herbal notes here and there. Quite a bit of alcohol in the finish along with decent bitterness that is long lasting.

Solid carbonation complements a heavier body touched up by the yeast. Doesn't dry well at all and the alcohol sticks around with the bitterness. Gets very tiring by the end of the bottle.

A decent DIPA that reminds me quite a bit of palate wrecker that turns down the bitterness a couple of notches. All sorts of hops here with adequate malt but the high alcohol presence and the heavier body do this no favors towards drinkability.

05-02-2012 02:50:23 | More by rawfish
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coldriver

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

22 oz bomber pours a medium amber with fluffy white head and great lacing. Aroma is lemon, orange, and cotton candy. Taste is bitter piney hops with grapefruit and subtle honey. Malt is borderline oversweet, 9% alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is good and thick but harsh on the finish. This is a very good DIPA which I think could be great if the harsh finish were toned down.

04-21-2012 18:50:28 | More by coldriver
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cavedave

New York

4.08/5  rDev +6%

Many thanks, again, to exraided for yet another delicious brew. Live review.

A cloudy golden beer is topped with a long lasting 2 fingers of thick, off white foam. Gradually the head relaxes and leaves thick slathers of lace.

Citrus dominates the aroma, grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon, with light notes of pine, floral, and herbal bitter floating atop some nice neutral sweet.

All the flavors of the nose come on immediately, but the pine is stronger in the mix. Less sweet than I anticipated, which is good, and the sip really has clean flavors that are strong and bright. End of sip is pine resin kick boxing with bitter pith for dominance, and I am the winner of this battle.

Nice bright carb., perhaps just a tad too much, nice thick body, perhaps not quite thick enough, and an excellent finish. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Quite a nice beer, one that shows that even the second tier of left coast offerings are outstanding. Recommended.

04-16-2012 21:34:46 | More by cavedave
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mrelizabeth

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

had on-tap at local habit.

a- screams ipa. more translucent gold with just a touch of amber at it's deepest point in the glass. decent head.

s- slightly muted hops. doesn't set off your ibu sensor, but does hint at a medley of hops.

t- and that hops medley works well together. they've done a great job balancing out the malts and hops. very, very drinkable with or without food. not going to wreck your palate, not going to leave you wanting more bitterness.

o- will happily drink this anytime. a solid double ipa. doesn't try to make you suffer, and doesn't have a clever name. just delivers.

04-14-2012 21:38:04 | More by mrelizabeth
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-27-2012 07:15:33 | More by drewone
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outlaw1323

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-22-2012 22:49:36 | More by outlaw1323
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-19-2012 15:01:46 | More by drummermattie02
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jds8411

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2012 05:32:35 | More by jds8411
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iskeptopotamus

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-15-2012 03:06:19 | More by iskeptopotamus
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noahfree

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Bomber from bevmo $5.99, no date.
Pours cloudy orange with great big chunks of yeast.
Smells great; apricots, honey, and grapefruit.
Tastes amazing, just like the nose with a little alcohol aftertaste. Not bad,I actually like it. Very much like old school Mongo before Port ruined it.
Highly recommended, buy it if you can get it.

03-10-2012 06:45:50 | More by noahfree
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DM1293

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

Taste - Hops on the front and ride hard, but on the backswing, it really pulls back and the sweeter, citrusy-honey notes come forward. They said they used orange-blossom honey, and it does show up on the finish.

Overall - Impressive. The Double IPA, to me, isn't really THAT much different than a regular IPA...but in this category, I do say this is now the top beer I like. The sweet aftertaste really does wonders for enjoying the beer for me, and because its a honey-taste, it works with the citrusy notes of the hops.

Enjoy in moderation, because the taste does not indicate a 9.00% ABV.

03-05-2012 02:20:50 | More by DM1293
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kojevergas

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a N'Ice Chouffe beer stemflute in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor; I didn't anticipate any carbonation issues.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of white colour, fair cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent copper. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Clean and pleasantly hoppy. More floral hops than bittering; mainly citra. Some light orange peel, but not as much as would be expected from say a standard hefeweizen. A mild strength aroma. No alcohol comes through.

T: Hoppy but imbalanced, with bitterness coming through in the third act. Honey helps cover the bitterness on the climax, along with the clean full bodied malts - which is a pleasant touch but just isn't enough. Some grapefruit adds complexity but also a strange balance. Some pine. It does have a lovely citrus undertone that really complements the hops well. No alcohol comes through. The honey was a good call. Decently balanced and pretty well built for the style.

Mf: Smooth and fairly wet, suiting the flavours pretty well. A biteen coarse and dry from the untamed hops. A touch too thick as well. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Drinkable for the ABV and style, but not exemplary. Decently priced. The ABV is very well hidden. I like it generally, but there are far better double IPAs to be had. The untamed bitterness is its biggest problem. I wouldn't have this again, except maybe on draught. Will satsify fans of the style.

C+

03-04-2012 07:38:50 | More by kojevergas
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leodarko

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-03-2012 20:03:43 | More by leodarko
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Mark000

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-17-2012 17:36:08 | More by Mark000
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mindspin315

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%

Three finger sized off white head. Lacing all over the glass, very hazy, and a murky yellow body.

Pineapple, pine, orange, grapefruit, sweet malts, and a light floral aroma. The Simcoe is a giving off a very strong presence here.

Sweet pine flavor, citrus fruits, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, and pine. Nice dry finish with a mild lingering hop bitterness. Some spice on the palate as well, which to me is a negative aspect here. I do enjoy hop and yeast spice but this feels slightly out of place. Medium body with a touch of sweetness that seems to be more from the malts than the honey. The honey might be smoothing out some aspects but overall it doesn't seem to be a huge factor.

A pretty standard DIPA, but well executed. Nothing here that is gonna blow your mind, but certainly this is an enjoyable beer. No complaints, but I can think of plenty of other DIPA's I would pick over this one.

[85/100]

02-17-2012 06:26:05 | More by mindspin315
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Murrhey

Montana

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%

Poured on tap as part of a flight at the Bruery Provisions. Poured in a 5 oz tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Light, watery white head. Orangish color and cloudy.

S- Very floral and fruity. The smell was wonderful and had notes of papaya and other tropical fruits. Best part of the beer.

T- Bitter and it loses much of the flavor in the nose. But booziness and acidity don't ruin the flavor entirely. Average.

M- Light bodied but some fizzy carbonation.

O- Fails to capitalize on the smell, which is top notch. Otherwise a very average beer.

02-14-2012 07:09:36 | More by Murrhey
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Pours a hazy light orange coloured body, with a generous retained cloud of a head. Great fruit aroma, orange and tropical. Tremendous flavour, and gets better as it goes, great with several courses of my dinner, complementing the fish, the veal, bread, soup. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and tropical. tremendous DIPA without the full frontal assault on the palate. Very smooth. I would have this again and soon. This bottle alone worth the baggage check-in loading up on bottles from my recent LA trip.

02-12-2012 03:29:18 | More by Sammy
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.9%

22oz bomber with no bottle date. Poured this one into The Bruery snifter (RIP), both thanks to beerman4!

A: Pours a cloudy, unfiltered orange color. A finger plus of fluffy white head. Not a lot of lacing or alcohol feet.

S: Lots of orange and citrus notes. A little bit of grapefruit. And definitely the normal DIPA malt backing.

T: Actually tastes more like a single IPA. You get some hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. But yes, the sweet malt balance of the DIPA comes through in the middle. Close is actually sweet and not overly bitter. It's actually a really pleasant for a DIPA.

M: Medium bodied.

O: B+

02-10-2012 15:44:23 | More by inlimbo77
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davidbowers13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2012 01:06:06 | More by davidbowers13
Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.